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Mark Morris’ saucy, psychedelic The Hard Nut has returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music yet again this week for its 27th Christmas since the ballet premiered in BrusselsRead more »

The man who would be nymph

Sometimes the fates conspire, preventing an artist from recording the role for which he is his generation’s touchstone. Today “Trove Thursday” rights one of those unfortunate oversights for Jean-Paul Fouchécourt on his 60th birthday with a broadcast of his irresistibly self-absorbed sea-nymph in Rameau’s Platée which also features a dazzling star-turn by Mireille Delunsch as La Folie.  Read more »

Making out like a bandit

Following Don Carlos and Luisa Miller, “Trove Thursday” turns for the third of Verdi’s four Schiller adaptations to a recent I Masnadieri with risen stars Lisette Oropesa and Russell ThomasRead more »

That’s how they did it

Photo: Mostly Mozart Festival presents Mozart's "Così fan tutte" Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Lenneke Ruiten, Fiordiligi (Mostly Mozart debut) Kate Lindsey, Dorabella Sandrine Piau, Despina Joel Prieto, Ferrando (Mostly Mozart debut) Nahuel di Pierro, Guglielmo (Mostly Mozart debut) Rod Gilfry, Don Alfonso (Mostly Mozart debut) Musica Sacra (Mostly Mozart debut) Kent Tritle, chorus director concert photographed: 7:30 PM; Monday, August 15, 2016 at AliceTully Hall; Lincoln Center, NYC; Photograph: © 2016 Richard Termine PHOTO CREDIT - Richard TermineTo celebrate its 50th anniversary, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival scored a coup when it secured one of the world’s finest ensembles, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, to play two operas in concert last week at Alice Tully Hall. Through simple, eloquent dramatic presentation, Idomeneo proved enormously moving while a much more complicated Così fan Tutte went for shallow romantic hijinks stripping that work of its darkly ambiguous disturbing view of love.  Read more »

The secret of nymph

Mark Morris’ staging of Acis and Galatea at Lincoln Center is everything good about summer condensed into two hours.

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Get happy

Lincoln Center hosted two milestones this week.

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A boozy short leave

After 23 years, the Queen of Carthage has finally made it to Manhattan.

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